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Old 11-26-2006, 10:17 AM   #1
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diesel battery vs motorcycle battery.. would you buy one?

Polaris Diesel 0.445 Liter ATV Battery (1999-2003) - Primary Replacement


Polaris Diesel 0.445 Liter ATV Battery (1999-2003) - Primary M-12VX30L-B$99.95
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Polaris Diesel 0.445 Liter ATV Battery (1999-2003) - Primary

The Polaris Diesel 0.445 Liter ATV Battery (1999-2003) - Primary cross-references to the following:
Westco 12VX30L-B
Price Each$99.95
ManufacturerWestco
Model12VX30L-B
Weight22
Volts12
Amp-Hour30
CCA400
Length6.5625
Width5
Height6.875
TerminalsFront Mount Female
Warranty1 Year
ChemistrySLA
Polarity|- +|
Time to Ship1-2 days


motorcycle battery
The BMW R100GS, PD, R, RS, RT Motorcycle Battery (1987-1995) cross-references to the following:
Westco 12V30
Price Each$99.95
ManufacturerWestco
Model12V30
Weight24
Volts12
Amp-Hour30
CCA350
Length6.5
Width4.875
Height6.875
TerminalsInternal Female Thread
Warranty1 Year
ChemistrySLA
Polarity|- +|
Time to Ship1-2 days



thinking this has more cranking power..

Am I off .. in this thinking.. about the same size.. same price




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Old 11-28-2006, 06:48 AM   #2
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surprised no opinions

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Polaris Diesel 0.445 Liter ATV Battery (1999-2003) - Primary Replacement


Polaris Diesel 0.445 Liter ATV Battery (1999-2003) - Primary M-12VX30L-B$99.95
Quantity:
Polaris Diesel 0.445 Liter ATV Battery (1999-2003) - Primary

The Polaris Diesel 0.445 Liter ATV Battery (1999-2003) - Primary cross-references to the following:
Westco 12VX30L-B
Price Each$99.95
ManufacturerWestco
Model12VX30L-B
Weight22
Volts12
Amp-Hour30
CCA400
Length6.5625
Width5
Height6.875
TerminalsFront Mount Female
Warranty1 Year
ChemistrySLA
Polarity|- +|
Time to Ship1-2 days


motorcycle battery
The BMW R100GS, PD, R, RS, RT Motorcycle Battery (1987-1995) cross-references to the following:
Westco 12V30
Price Each$99.95
ManufacturerWestco
Model12V30
Weight24
Volts12
Amp-Hour30
CCA350
Length6.5
Width4.875
Height6.875
TerminalsInternal Female Thread
Warranty1 Year
ChemistrySLA
Polarity|- +|
Time to Ship1-2 days



thinking this has more cranking power..

Am I off .. in this thinking.. about the same size.. same price




I just measure the box ..it will fit .. I will try it ..
2lbs lighter, more CCA ..same price.
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:54 AM   #3
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I'd offer an opinion if I though I knew anything about batteries that could help.

Please let us know how it works out.

Hopefully some battery guru will chime in.
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:59 AM   #4
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I've been using the Westco/Panasonic batteries for 5 years now. I've had no problems with them. I've been told that they can fail without warning you like wet batteries sometimes do. I've yet to have that happen but I do replace them every 3 years. Digikey has very good prices on them. JT
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:17 AM   #5
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why diesel

I was talking to a master mechanic at the auto stores about the difference
in diesel vs regular batteries. His opinion was that .. the diesel provide more CCA and would last longer. Since my GS battery is two old and
having a harder time cranking the 9.5 pistons.. why not try it?
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:28 AM   #6
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If it fits there isn't a good reason not to try it. If you have to hack up the battery box that's a good enough reason for me not to do it. But hacking up your's is up to you.

No one I know pays the $99.95 for the Westco/Panasonic they are $62 from Digikey. JT
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:31 AM   #7
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What I would like to see is a small 1" long extension for the rubber battery cables (my dreams are meager).
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Old 12-05-2006, 07:01 AM   #8
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what's the difference? (series of stupid questions)

I looked on digikey, and the panasonic battery there was described as a leak free or leak proof sealed laed acid battery. Is this the same as a gel battery, or is it just a leak proof battery? Also, JT mentions a westco/panasonic battery, and all that are listed are BB's and Panasonics. Is it a W/P just because you know it is?
the reason I ask is because I am having battery problems, I think. When my bike is cold, and the temp is cold, and I have been riding around town during the day, it is nearly impossible to start, and I fear getting stranded. Also, I do not know what is "normal" because i just got my bike, and am still learning about it's habits.
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Old 12-05-2006, 07:22 AM   #9
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I looked on digikey, and the panasonic battery there was described as a leak free or leak proof sealed laed acid battery. Is this the same as a gel battery, or is it just a leak proof battery? Also, JT mentions a westco/panasonic battery, and all that are listed are BB's and Panasonics. Is it a W/P just because you know it is?
the reason I ask is because I am having battery problems, I think. When my bike is cold, and the temp is cold, and I have been riding around town during the day, it is nearly impossible to start, and I fear getting stranded. Also, I do not know what is "normal" because i just got my bike, and am still learning about it's habits.
I'm no battery genius, but a gel battery will actually say "gel" on it. Lead/acid can be spillproof or "maintenance free" but they're still a different animal than the gel-cell.

You can probably find enough info to make you nauseous if you google it.
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:09 AM   #10
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The westco/panasonic is a sealed mat battery and not a gel battery. I'm sorry if my westco/panasonic label confused people. They are labeled either westco or panasonic but are the same battery. I'm not sure who makes it westco or panasonic. On the digikey site you find it by the amp rating, the battery for the /5's and the g/s is a 20 amp battery the larger battery for gs's and rt's etc. is 28 amp. JT
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:31 AM   #11
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